The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, in Twelve Volumes (Sponsors Edition)

By: Lincoln, Abraham; Nicolay, John G.; Hay, John; Hill, John Wesley; et al

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Limited edition, #212 of an unspecified limitation, this set 'especially prepared for Ann Emerson Strong, to whom it was presented by her father Pritchard H. Strong. Copyright page states 1894, but this is clearly reproduced from the plates of the original - this set is circa 1905. Small chip from spine head of volume 7, 1/4 inch tear to spine head of first volume, otherwise an excellent set, small bookplate with initials A.E.S. on front endpaper of first volume. Complete in twelve hardcover volumes. Red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, top edges gilt, decorative endpapers. A complete collection of Abraham Lincoln's, including speeches, letters, biographical writings, etc., with an introduction by John Wesley Hill and special articles by various other contributors. The editors were Lincoln's private secretary and assistant secretary, and also served in various other governmental roles, Hay going on to become Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt. Nicolay and Hay are perhaps best known for their ten-volume biographical history of Lincoln's administration, originally published serially in The Century Magazine beginning in 1886 -- it remains one of the more exhaustive and personal accounts of the life of the 16th President of the United States, and is notable for the inclusion of facsimiles of original drafts of important documents, most importantly the Emancipation Proclamation. This set includes facsimiles of original correspondence and documents, reproductions of contemporary photographs and engravings, etc.

Title: The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, in Twelve Volumes (Sponsors Edition)

Author: Lincoln, Abraham; Nicolay, John G.; Hay, John; Hill, John Wesley; et al

Categories: American Presidents, Leather-Bound, 19th Century, American Civil War, Essays & Letters,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Lincoln Memorial University: 1894

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2283609

Keywords: HISTORY AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL BIOGRAPHY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN HONEST ABE,